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Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $33.00
Rate is based on monthly, including metered power. We were in the older section used mostly for monthlies or long-termers. Heavily wooded, making maneuvering with a big rig dicey at times (getting our 40' fifth-wheel in and out of our site with our dually was challenging to say the least). Overall a very nice park in a rural setting. Very well maintained, staff very professional and effective (for instance, we had tons of rain during our stay--the big floods--and they regularly cleaned all the drains). Lots of activities for children including a petting zoo. As with most KOAs these days, a little pricey in our opinion. We would probably not stay here again because of the cramped quarters. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $45.00
Stayed for three rainy weeks in December, during the period of severe flooding in Sonoma County.
The good: Nice and generally very quiet. Friendly staff. Pretty setting and close to the freeway and the historic city of Petaluma. Modest petting farm and small pastures for mini horses, goats and cows.
The not-so-good: Started out in a gravel space on the hill under mature trees, which was a bit cramped and very muddy and slippery (soggy leaves). Eventually moved down to a concrete space near the central laundry/shower/rec room building. Not as muddy and messy but the sewer hook-up was set in a depression that was constantly flooded and the water from up the hill flowed right across my space and across the roadway in front of it. I raked up the soggy leaves around my trailer myself. I got very dirty very often. Noisy obnoxious holiday party in the rec room one night complete with someone chattering away on a Microphone 50 feet from my trailer (fortunately it didn't go on too late).
That said, it's a convenient, pleasant location, and the nicest in the stretch between Cloverdale and Petaluma. I would stay here again (hopefully after the drainage issues get fixed). We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $67.00
A very nice park, but as with nearly all KOA's, the sites are much too close together, and the prices are inflated. This park has many amenities for the family, and seems to stay busy year around. There appear to be many more people actually living in the park now, than during our last visit several years ago, and some need to clean up around their sites. Dogs running loose, and flies so bad that we couldn't eat outside made the trip less than enjoyable. Before opening or closing the door to our rig, we had to swat the flies away! This was a common problem throughout the park, due to it's close proximity to dairy farms in the area. Since this is the nicest park near San Francisco, we will probably stay here again when visiting the area. We were disappointed that even though the weather was warm and sunny (many folks using the pool), the sightseeing trips into the city were not offered "in the winter" according to the staff. Not sure when they consider winter season, but the calendar thinks it begins near the end of December, not November… We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $63.00
Rate is for a nice grassy end site with some outdoor furniture near a fire ring. That said, our only complaint about paying (about double) for a nice grassy site is, a lot of dog owners in the complex brought their pets over to the grassy site to take care of their business....even though we're sitting in our lawn chairs about 10-feet away from them. We complained to the staff about this when we were here last year, so we thought maybe they had placed some signs on the grass sites reminding the dog owners to please use the designated pet areas. So, since they haven't we decided we're not coming back here anymore. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $65.00
We enjoyed our stay. The staff was helpful and the bathrooms were clean and looked like they had very recently been updated with granite and nice lighting. Our dog enjoyed the dog park. My husband enjoyed relaxing at Lagunitas beer sanctuary while I went shopping at the Outlet Mall. As a history buff I enjoyed walking through the historic downtown. This is a large RV park and it was nice doing my morning walk around the grounds. The baby goats were adorable. The pool was heated and very large, with two shallow ends it was nice to lounge in. The weekends are very busy but we also stayed Sunday and Monday, which were more our pace. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $70.00
Great campground for kids due to the numerous activities. There was a large number of children in the campground. I was not surprised, based on earlier reviews, and since many families keep returning because their children enjoy the activities so much. We were in an asphalt, pull thru spot. Our problem was I needed three, one inch boards to level my fifth wheel, side to side. For $70 a night, I don't believe I should have to work to level my fifth wheel on an asphalt site. Roads seem plenty wide for big rigs, but I was surprised to see the number of rigs that kept getting stuck in turns. I would return since my daughter and grand daughters enjoyed the park so much. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $70.00
We are from Spain and we are making a trip through the USA. We started in March in Miami, Fl, and we finished in August in Los Angeles. It is one of the best camping we've been on this trip. We arrived at night, a day before the reservation and there was no room, so we put in a sort of overflow. No services, but where we could spend the night safely. The next day we had a magnificent plot. Family camping familiar but not clogged with people and vehicles. Comfortable. Facilities are well maintained and spacious pool. The staff is always very attentive to help, both reception and maintenance staff. We do not have any complaints. Actually it was all fine and stayed five days, serving as a base for visiting San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, etc. Very well located. No doubt to repeat. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $70.00
This is a tough park to review because of it's size with a variety of different type of sites. Ours was located near a restroom and we had more people cut through our site to avoid a few feet of walking, just bad manners. If we had our kids with us the park, because of its many activities, would rate higher. We will return because it is the only game in town and there is so much to do in the area. Next time we will try and avoid the summer crowds. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $59.00
We stayed here in spite of the previous reviews as it seemed to be the best out of what was available. We were pleasantly surprised. I made the reservation on line, with special request for a space where our roof mounted satellite would work. We checked in with a very friendly staff, they accommodated our request. Our space was very level, with very little adjustment needed. We had plenty of space for our 35', with slides and tow and had NO problem getting in or out of our space. Did not hear barking dogs. They have a very nice dog park. Did catch a whiff OCCASIONALLY of the cattle in the surrounding ranches, but it was not overpowering. If you live in TX, that is the smell of money and I'm sure it's the same for these ranches. There did seem to be some long-term residents, but the area was clean and well maintained. The Wi-Fi and cable worked great. We were on the southern edge of the park and there was a busy road next to the park, but the noise was not that bad. If in the area again, we would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $60.00
This campground could be lovely; it is situated close to San Francisco and the north Bay Area. We have stayed here before but this spring it was pretty much filled with "extended stay sites". It is now more like a trailer park than a destination RV resort. We will not stay here again. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $70.00
What a great place for families! Our kids really love all the fun activities. The staff is extremely friendly and the petting zoo is a nice feature. We'll be coming again! We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $55.00
Give it a 2 only because it is an easy on/off from Hwy 101. I have stay at 100+ parks and this is the worst. Sites are tight, there seem to be a lot of long-term residents, and the smell of cows/goats was strong. I would not recommend even overnight and will not return. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $58.00
If you like close sites, barking dogs that the park does not stop, tight turns and the constant cow manure smell, this is your park. Paved roads and half of the sites are gravel and it took three sites before we could level. The park is surrounded by cattle and dairy fields. Lots of cows and lots of poop. We only went outside to get in the car to get away from here. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $62.00
This park offers all kinds of accommodations. Cabins to dry camping and everything in between. We stayed in a premium pull-thru spot, full hook-ups. This type of space provides asphalt driveway for the RV, a picnic table and fire ring in a grass area between your rig and the one next door. Most of these grassy areas are dead as was ours, this would be a pretty park if the grass was alive. Spaces are roomy, but not level. Wi-Fi is reliable, cable reception is poor and satellite service is unavailable in most spots because of the trees. Not all spaces are afforded shade by the many trees in the park, ours was one of those. It was too sunny to enjoy an evening meal outside as the spaces are oriented backwards. If we had been facing the other direction, the coach would have provided shade and evenings would have been lovely. They do have "reverse end spots" that provide good orientation to the setting sun, plus gliders and lawn chairs are provided. The park has tons of amenities, obviously oriented to the family camper, with petting zoos, pool, bocce, video game rooms, etc. Lots of kids on the weekend even though school had started. The dog park is one of the best we've seen, even includes some agility apparatus. The laundry room is good size, with nice high efficiency machines. The machines were clean, the laundry room was not. We cleaned the folding table so that we could fold our clean laundry. We would not choose to stay here again, mostly because of the "no comfortable outside area at our site". Just not our cup of tea and not maintained as well as it should be. The dog will be disappointed. Rate reflects KOA discount. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $70.00
Wonderful rv park, beautiful big trees, ample sites! Staff was more than accommodating and went out of their way to offer assistance when required. Daily activities and great amenities for kids including a petting zoo. We would definitely come back. Cute town of Petaluma with easy access to the hwy for a trip to San Francisco. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Travel Trailer.Undo
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